How to rip DVD for iPod Touch

iPod Touch

 

The iPod Touch is a portable media player and Wi-Fi mobile device designed by Apple Inc; announced on September 5, 2007. It adds the Multi-Touch graphical user interface to the iPod line and is available with 8, 16, or 32 GB of flash memory. It includes Apple's Safari web browser and is the first iPod with wireless access to the iTunes Store. With a software update, which is sold by Apple, it also has access to Apple's App Store. In a word, it supports music, audiobook, podcast, application and video. So, most iPod Touch users like to play music and watch movies on this beautiful handset. However, according to iPod Touch's official page, there are many technical specifications as follows for iPod Touch video file:

Video Format: MP4, MOV, M4V
Video Size: up to 640x480
Video Framerate: up to 30fps
Video Bitrate: up to 1.5Mbps for H.264, or 2.5Mbps for MPEG-4
Audio: AAC up to 160Kbps, 48kHz

For this reason, if you have an iPod Touch and want to play DVD movies on it, you need to rip the DVD into suitable video first. Follow below steps to get iPod Touch playable videos. (If you're using a Mac, please check this Mac tutorial)

 

Step 1 : need a DVD converter

To convert video for iPod Touch, you need a DVD ripper. Download and install Any DVD Converter from this link.

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Step 2 : select iPod Touch video format

Launch converter and in the program, select Apple iPhone/iPod Touch MPEG-4 Movie from Profile drop down list.
Select video format for iPod Touch

 

Step 3 : rip DVD

Press Open DVD button to add DVD movie in the program and press Encode button to convert:
Add DVD to be converted for iPod Touch encode video for iPod Touch

Add DVD to converter
For more configuration details, such as select chapters, choose audio language, set specific length for output file, etc, you can refer to DVD Ripping FAQs.

 

How to

Step 4 : find output file

Once encoding is finished, go to left panel, click on the Apple iPhone label. And in the middle window, right click on the converted file and select Open File Location, then you can check this video in the output folder from the hard drive.
iPod Touch video is converted successfully

Converted video ready for iPod Touch

 

Step 5 : import video into iTunes

Launch iTunes, go to menu File > Add File to Library to import target movie from output folder into iTunes; or just drag and drop the movie into iTunes.

 

Step 6 : transfer video to iPod Touch

There are many ways to transfer converted video to iPod Touch through iTunes after it's connected with your computer via USB cable.
1) Press the Sync button under Summary tab. This will sync the videos as well as other items like music, TV shows, podcasts, audiobook, photos and applications;
2) Under Movies tab, select Sync movies > All movies, and press Sync button;
3) Under Movies tab, select Sync movies > Selected movies, choose the video in the pane, and press Sync button.
Or check this syncing tutorial page to know more on how to sync your devices with iTunes.

import video into iPod Touch

 

After a while, the sync will be complete. Now, check your iPod Touch:
Converted video in iPod Touch

Have fun!

 

Related article:
How to convert video for iPod Touch and other iPod series

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